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Bentonville Battlefield

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale offensive by the Confederate army. See artifacts from the battle, tour the 1855 Harper House, and participate in a hands-on history demonstration. 5466 Harper House Rd., Four Oaks, NC 27524. Johnston County. Tel: 910-594-0789. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Bennett Place

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham, NC 27705. 919-383-4345. The site of the largest surrender of the Civil War. Visitors can see a short film and exhibits in the gallery, which tell stories of the Bennet family and the final weeks of the American Civil War. Guided and self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, and living history programs available during the year. Free.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd. S., Kure Beach, NC 28449. 910-458-5538. Fort Fisher helped to keep the port of Wilmington open to supply Confederate armies. Visitors can walk the tour trail, see exhibit panels, and remnants of the original fortifications. Living history tours are scheduled throughout the year. Free.